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Tor Ivar Gjellesvik, Berit Brurok, Arnt Erik Tjønna, Tom Tørhaug, Torunn Askim
BACKGROUND: People with stroke have a low peak aerobic capacity and experience increased effort during performance of daily activities. The purpose of this study was to examine test-retest reliability of a portable ergospirometry system in people with stroke during performance of functional activities in a field-test. Secondary aims were to examine the proportion of oxygen consumed during the field-test in relation to the peak-test and to analyse the correlation between the oxygen uptake during the field-test and peak-test in order to support the validity of the field-test...
2017: PloS One
Justyna Błaut-Jurkowska, Klaudia Knap, Magdalena Kaźnica-Wiatr, Agnieszka Żygadło, Lidia Tomkiewicz-Pająk, Piotr Podolec, Maria Olszowska
Exertional dyspnea is a common manifestation of sarcoidosis. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) is a useful tool to evaluate exercise tolerance of sarcoid patients. AIM: The aim of the study was to evaluate of exercise capacity in patients with pulmonary sarcoidosis with regard to duration of the disease. Analysis of differences in physical tolerance between patients with cardiac sarcoidosis and without cardiac sarcoidosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 39 patients diagnosed with pulmonary sarcoidosis were enrolled to our study...
August 21, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
Ricardo William Muotri, Marcio Antonini Bernik, Francisco Lotufo Neto
INTRODUCTION: The most widely used instrument to measure perceived exertion or exercise intensity is the Borg's Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) Scale. Panic attacks are aversive experiences that may be triggered by bodily sensations such as palpitations, breathlessness or dizziness due to increasing autonomic distress, prior sensitisation to panic and fear conditioning. The consequence is catastrophic interpretation of bodily sensations of arousal in general, which can lead to misinterpretation of exertion or exercise intensity...
2017: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
Petra Um-Bergström, Jenny Hallberg, Per Thunqvist, Eva Berggren-Broström, Martin Anderson, Gunilla Adenfelt, Gunnar Lilja, Giovanni Ferrara, C Magnus Sköld, Erik Melén
BACKGROUND: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a strong risk factor for respiratory morbidity in children born preterm. Our aims were to evaluate lung function in adolescents born preterm with and without a history of BPD, and to assess lung function change over time from school age. METHODS: Fifty-one individuals born in Stockholm, Sweden between gestational ages 24 to 31 weeks (23 neonatally diagnosed with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) but not BPD, and 28 graded as mild (n = 17), moderate (n = 7) or severe (n = 4) BPD) were examined in adolescence (13-17 years of age) using spirometry, impulse oscillometry (IOS), plethysmography, and ergospirometry...
June 30, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
H Halland, M T Lønnebakken, S Saeed, H Midtbø, D Cramariuc, E Gerdts
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Good cardiorespiratory fitness has been suggested to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in obesity. We explored the association of fitness with the prevalences of major cardiovascular risk factor like hypertension (HT), diabetes and metabolic syndrome (MetS) in overweight and obese subjects. METHODS AND RESULTS: Clinical data from 491 participants in the FAT associated CardiOvasculaR dysfunction (FATCOR) study were analyzed. Physical fitness was assessed by ergospirometry, and subjects with at least good level of performance for age and sex were classified as fit...
June 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
Silvia Ulrich, Elisabeth D Hasler, Stéphanie Saxer, Michael Furian, Séverine Müller-Mottet, Stephan Keusch, Konrad E Bloch
Aims: The purpose of the current trial was to test the hypothesis that breathing oxygen-enriched air increases exercise performance of patients with pulmonary arterial or chronic thrombo-embolic pulmonary hypertension (PAH/CTEPH) and to investigate involved mechanisms. Methods and results: Twenty-two patients with PAH/CTEPH, eight women, means ± SD 61 ± 14 years, resting mPAP 35 ± 9mmHg, PaO2 ambient air >7.3 kPa, underwent four bicycle ergospirometries to exhaustion on different days, while breathing oxygen-enriched (FiO2 0...
April 14, 2017: European Heart Journal
Signe S Risom, Ann-Dorthe Zwisler, Pernille P Johansen, Kirstine L Sibilitz, Jane Lindschou, Christian Gluud, Rod S Taylor, Jesper H Svendsen, Selina K Berg
BACKGROUND: Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation may benefit adults with atrial fibrillation or those who had been treated for atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is caused by multiple micro re-entry circuits within the atrial tissue, which result in chaotic rapid activity in the atria. OBJECTIVES: To assess the benefits and harms of exercise-based rehabilitation programmes, alone or with another intervention, compared with no-exercise training controls in adults who currently have AF, or have been treated for AF...
February 9, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Helen Ksinopoulou, Chryssa Hatzoglou, Zoe Daniil, Konstantinos Gourgoulianis, Helen Karetsi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Sigurdur S Stephensen, Katarina Steding-Ehrenborg, Ulf Thilén, Johan Holm, Peter Hochbergs, Hakan Arheden, Marcus Carlsson
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of stress on left-to-right shunting in patients with atrial septal defect (ASD) and to investigate if the degree of shunting, cardiac output (CO), and right ventricular (RV) volumes are related to exercise capacity. METHODS: Twenty-six patients with a secundum ASD and 16 healthy volunteers were studied with rest/stress cardiac magnetic resonance using 20 µg/kg/min dobutamine and 0.25-0.75 mg atropine to quantify CO, pulmonary to systemic flow ratio (QP/QS), and left ventricular (LV) and RV volumes...
September 1, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
Evandro Fornias Sperandio, Rodolfo Leite Arantes, Rodrigo Pereira da Silva, Agatha Caveda Matheus, Vinícius Tonon Lauria, Mayara Silveira Bianchim, Marcello Romiti, Antônio Ricardo de Toledo Gagliardi, Victor Zuniga Dourado
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVES: Accelerometry provides objective measurement of physical activity levels, but is unfeasible in clinical practice. Thus, we aimed to identify physical fitness tests capable of predicting physical inactivity among adults. DESIGN AND SETTING: Diagnostic test study developed at a university laboratory and a diagnostic clinic. METHODS: 188 asymptomatic subjects underwent assessment of physical activity levels through accelerometry, ergospirometry on treadmill, body composition from bioelectrical impedance, isokinetic muscle function, postural balance on a force platform and six-minute walk test...
January 2016: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
Ramona Cabiddu, Camila B F Pantoni, Renata G Mendes, Renata Trimer, Aparecida M Catai, Audrey Borghi-Silva
BACKGROUND: Portable respiratory inductive plethysmography (RIP) systems have been validated for ventilatory assessment during resting conditions and during incremental treadmill exercise. However, in clinical settings and during field-based exercise, intensity is usually constant and submaximal. A demonstration of the ability of RIP to detect respiratory measurements accurately during constant intensity conditions would promote and validate the routine use of portable RIP devices as an alternative to ergospirometry (ES), the current gold standard technique for ventilatory measures...
March 15, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Boguslaw Mazurek, Leslaw Szydlowski, Magdalena Mazurek, Grazyna Markiewicz-Loskot, Jacek Pajak, Aleksandra Morka
Children who underwent surgery for complex congenital heart defects present worse exercise capacity than their healthy peers. In adults and adolescents, heart failure is assessed on the basis of clinical symptoms using the New York Heart Association (NYHA) score, while in an infant Ross scale; heart failure can also be evaluated by other parameters. The purpose of this study was to compare the degree of exercise tolerance in children after surgery for complex heart defects, assessed by the ratio of maximum oxygen uptake (VO2max) and the brain natriuretic peptide (N-terminal fragment of the prohormone brain-type natriuretic peptide [NT-proBNP]) concentration...
February 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Marinei Lopes Pedralli, Gustavo Waclawovsky, Augusto Camacho, Melissa Medeiros Markoski, Iran Castro, Alexandre Machado Lehnen
BACKGROUND: Endothelial dysfunction is a hallmark of diabetes mellitus and systemic arterial hypertension (SAH) and an early maker for atherosclerosis. Aerobic exercise training is known to enhance endothelial function, but little is understood about the effects of resistance or combined exercise training on endothelial function. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of a 12-week aerobic (AT), resistance (RT), or combined (aerobic and resistance, CT) training program on endothelial function and assess associated effects on blood pressure in individuals with SAH...
February 13, 2016: Trials
Maciej Jędrzejko, Krzysztof Nowosielski, Ryszard Poręba, Izabela Ulman-Włodarz, Rafał Bobiński
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate physical efficiency and activity energy expenditure (AEE) in term pregnancy females during cardiopulmonary exercise tests with a supine cycle ergometer. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study comprised 22 healthy full-term pregnancy women with uncomplicated pregnancies hospitalized in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Specialist Teaching Hospital in Tychy, Poland. All subjects underwent cardiopulmonary exercise tests (CPET) on a supine cycle ergometer...
December 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Fábio Jennings, Hilda Alcântara Oliveira, Marcelo Cardoso de Souza, Vaneska da Graça Cruz, Jamil Natour
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of aerobic exercise in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). METHODS: Seventy patients classified with AS by the modified New York criteria were included. The patients were randomly assigned into 2 groups. The intervention group (IG) performed 50 min of walking followed by stretching exercises 3 times a week for 12 weeks. The control group (CG) performed only stretching exercises. The outcome measurements were the Bath indexes [Bath AS Functional Index (BASFI), Bath AS Disease Activity Index (BASDAI), and Bath AS Metrology Index (BASMI)], Health Assessment Questionnaire for the Spondyloarthropathies (HAQ-S), AS Disease Activity Score (ASDAS), the 6-min walk test (6MWT), chest expansion, and the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-36...
December 2015: Journal of Rheumatology
Sabine Häussermann, Anja Schulze, Ira M Katz, Andrew R Martin, Christiane Herpich, Theresa Hunger, Joëlle Texereau
BACKGROUND: Helium/oxygen therapies have been studied as a means to reduce the symptoms of obstructive lung diseases with inconclusive results in clinical trials. To better understand this variability in results, an exploratory physiological study was performed comparing the effects of helium/oxygen mixture (78%/22%) to that of medical air. METHODS: The gas mixtures were administered to healthy, asthmatic, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) participants, both moderate and severe (6 participants in each disease group, a total of 30); at rest and during submaximal cycling exercise with equivalent work rates...
2015: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
D C Costa, G L de Santi, J C Crescêncio, L P Seabra, E E V Carvalho, V Papa, F Marques, L Gallo Junior, A Schmidt
This study aimed to analyze the agreement between measurements of unloaded oxygen uptake and peak oxygen uptake based on equations proposed by Wasserman and on real measurements directly obtained with the ergospirometry system. We performed an incremental cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET), which was applied to two groups of sedentary male subjects: one apparently healthy group (HG, n=12) and the other had stable coronary artery disease (n=16). The mean age in the HG was 47±4 years and that in the coronary artery disease group (CG) was 57±8 years...
December 2015: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
Astrid Strandheim, Hilde Halland, Sahrai Saeed, Dana Cramariuc, Trude Hetland, Mai Tone Lønnebakken, Eva Gerdts
OBJECTIVES: To study the relationship between obesity and heart rate (HR) in women and men. DESIGN: We studied 241 overweight and obese subjects without known heart disease. All subjects underwent ergospirometry during maximal exercise testing on treadmill and recording of body composition, electrocardiogram and clinic and ambulatory blood pressure. RESULTS: Women (n = 132) were slightly older and had higher fat mass, but lower weight, blood pressure and prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) than men (n = 109) (all p < 0...
2015: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
Eduardo Lima Garcia, Márcio Garcia Menezes, Charles de Moraes Stefani, Luiz Cláudio Danzmann, Marco Antonio Rodrigues Torres
BACKGROUND: Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction is a syndrome characterized by changes in diastolic function; it is more prevalent among the elderly, women, and individuals with systemic hypertension (SH) and diabetes mellitus. However, in its early stages, there are no signs of congestion and it is identified in tests by adverse remodeling, decreased exercise capacity and diastolic dysfunction. OBJECTIVE: To compare doppler, echocardiographic (Echo), and cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) variables - ergospirometry variables - between two population samples: one of individuals in the early stage of this syndrome, and the other of healthy individuals...
September 2015: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
Marek A Deja, Aleksandra Żak, Marcin Malinowski, Piotr Pysz, Ewa Gaszewska-Żurek, Maciej Turski, Piotr Janusiewicz, Krystian Wita, Jerzy Chudek
BACKGROUND: Restrictive mitral annuloplasty is the preferred method of treating secondary mitral regurgitation. The use of small annuloplasty rings to reduce the high recurrence rates may result in mitral stenosis. METHODS: Thirty-six patients who underwent restrictive mitral annuloplasty with Carpentier-Edwards classic 26 size ring underwent exercise echocardiography and ergospirometry. Resting catecholamines and N-terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) levels were measured...
October 2015: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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